We are motivated by progress, but progress isn’t always noticeable. A strategy to keep yourself motivated and doing the work when you’re not seeing results.
Sometimes the best question is not “how much more can I do?” but “what’s the least I can do?”
Progress is the holy grail of any endeavor. We seek to chart it, measure it, and chase it around every corner. The problem is that we don’t know what it looks like.
Entering fight-or-flight mode can give us the push we need to get things done. But as a productivity strategy, this isn’t sustainable.
Results are great. But when you focus on results at the expense of process, you are doomed to fail in the long run.
Getting results is not just about doing the right things. It’s also about doing them in the right sequence.
We often seek guidance from a mentor or expert who can direct us to the right answer. But expertise has its limits. The antidote to expertise is experiments.